So you have finally landed your dream job in Australia and your heart is set on making the country your new home. Before you start your new role, you need to get your documents authenticated from Canada. Documents authenticated in their country of origin are accepted as valid in other Hague Convention member nations.
Australia offers a number of work visa types in addition to Student and Visitor visas. These are:
The Subclass 417 Working Holiday visa is rising in popularity among Canadians and we have seen an uptick in the number of applicants over the past few years.
Thousands of Canadians also immigrate to Australia for education, retirement, or reuniting with their families. Document apostille is an important step in all of these Australian visa types.
We understand it is difficult for you to make sense of the new apostille process for Canadian documents. While the outgoing Authentication method involved embassy legalization, the second step is no longer required. There is, however, one slight change that can make things a little confusing.
The Apostille application processing has been distributed among regional authorities, in addition to Global Affairs Canada. Document issued in Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia are now apostilled by the respective authentication authorities. Global Affairs Canada continues to be responsible for issuing apostille on federal and some regional documents.
This means that your application will be processed faster as the workload is now spread across the federal and provincial authorities. You will be able to get your apostilled documents back faster and submit them to the requesting authority in Australia.
You are immigrating to Australia and don’t know which documents to get apostilled. We have received hundreds of messages from others like you who are unsure about the Hague Convention apostille guidelines. It is not usually required to get an apostille stamp on all of your documents before you move to a new country.
A general rule of thumb we follow at Globeia is to check the destination country’s document verification guidelines. You can ask your employer, university, or immigration officer for a list of apostilled Canadian documents that they need. This will help save a lot of time and you will also save apostille fees on documents that are not mandatory.
Usually, the following types of Canadian documents need an apostille certificate to become valid in Australia:
Use the Globeia team’s hassle-free Canadian document apostille solution for Australia. You can save a lot of time by using our online application method to send in your documents for apostille. We also offer free consultation to help you decide which documents to get apostilled and the steps that you need to follow.
Once apostilled, your documents will be mailed back to your provided address. We can also mail your documents to Australia if you have already left Canada. Fill out the contact form to get started now.